Bridge Pier 15 – 6: PATENT TROLLS: Fraudsters Make Easy Money Due to American Law

The need for patent reform is not a new issue, but a recent ruling provides a perfect example of all that is wrong with our current system. Last week, the Federal Circuit Court ruled that the egregious case against Newegg—ongoing since 2010 when the patent troll AdjustaCam LLC sued them and a number of other defendants—which should never have been brought on appeal in the East District of Texas. Court Newegg was awarded $15,000 for legal fees from AdjustaCam for filing this frivolous case, a mere six percent of the $230,000 in legal fees that NewEgg had to pay to defend their case in the Eastern District of Texas Courtland on appeal.

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